Idiopathic intracranial hypertension

Case contributed by Prof Alan Coulthard


Presented with headache and partial 6th nerve palsy

Patient Data

Age: 23
Gender: Female

The associated features of chronically raised intracranial pressure are well demonstrated in this case.

Case Discussion

This young patient has idiopathic intracranial hypertension (benign intracranial hypertension, pseudo tumour cerebri). Her dural venous sinus imaging (not shown) was normal. She proceeded to lumbar puncture, her opening pressure was 36 cm H2O (normal 10-18 cm H2O).

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Case information

rID: 39080
Case created: 19th Aug 2015
Last edited: 9th Sep 2015
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